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Jura-Museum Eichstätt (JME) - GERMANY
Jura-Museum Eichstätt

Jura-Museum Eichstätt - GERMANY

The Jura-Museum Eichstätt (i.e. the Eichstätt Museum of the Jurassic) is a natural history museum dedicated to the world-famous fossils of the Solnhofen Limestone. It houses an original of the “dino-bird” Archaeopteryx in an exhibition on bird evolution and flying animals. It is also home to Europe’s best-preserved theropod dinosaur. Ecology of the Solnhofen fossils as well as biomechanics and evolution of fish, squids and marine reptiles are also a major focus of the exhibition. Gorgeous aquaria with living coral reefs serve as a living model of and comparison to the fauna of Jurassic times, some 150 million years ago.


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Dr. Martina Kölbl-Ebert | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dr. Martina Kölbl-Ebert received her degrees in geology and palaeontology from the University of Tübingen, Germany. After working at the Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe, the GEOMAR-research center in Kiel and the geological collection and museum of the Bavarian Natural History Collections, she is now director of the Jura-Museum Eichstätt and curator of the natural history collections of the Bishop’s Seminary in Eichstätt, Germany. Her principal research interests are in the history of geosciences.

Hans-Dieter Haas M.A. | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mr. Haas holds a master's degree in geography and English at the Catholic University of Eichstätt, Germany. During his studies he also completed an education training in the Jura-Museum Eichstätt, where he works as a museum educator since 1988. Freelance he worked simultaneously as a developer for geological and geographical nature trails and multimedia projects.


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This project is co-funded by EC under the ICT-PSP programme.